Villa near Belek, Antalya, Turkey - Peaceful Location
About Martin Roberts
We are married with 2 young boys. We chose the area due to the climate, beautiful beaches and amount of things to do and see locally. We love the peaceful setting of the Caretta Complex and would highly recommend it for a relaxing holiday.We have included a lot of information about the villa and things to do in the area on our web site.
Martin Roberts purchased this Villa in 2009
Why Martin Roberts chose Serik
The peaceful setting makes this a unique villa complex in the area. We love lying by the pool de-stressing, with the birds tweeting around us!
What makes this Villa unique
It's an ideal location - 30 mins from Antalya airport, 20 mins from the beach, dozens of golf courses within half an hour's drive and so much to see and do you won't be bored!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Idllyic off the beaten track...
Sorry if this repeats much of what has been said before but if like me you do your homework on villa holidays you will know that you cannot hear the important stuff too often...and the more recent the better.
If you haven't tried this type of holiday before I can imagine it could seem scary, there isn't someone to collect you and chauffeur you around and you don't have that holiday rep looking after your every move, but do not fret.
The directions provided by Martin & Jennie really are perfect, they even provide pictures of the junctions and turns you make from the airport to the villa turning it into a very straight-forward journey (about 40 minutes from Antalya). Hire care is extremely good value and is an absolute must-have for this property.
When you arrive at the villa you really won't believe just how good you've done, your research will have paid off and you will realise you've got a bargain (I really hope that doesn't encourage the owners to put the price up for future visits I intend to make!)
Local shops do stock the essentials and a very short drive will get you to either Belek or Sirik where you will find the larger markets and supermarkets, to be honest the best thing is getting the fruit and veg from the locals though.
The villa has everything you could need and the pool area will make you want to spend your days and evenings there rather than actually venturing far but if you have come to sight-see then the welcome pack explains all the must-sees in the area.
My top tip is to learn or at least attempt 2 or 3 Turkish words, it really will get you a long way if you try to say hello, please and thank you.
Terrific holiday and can't wait to return.
First Class Villa
From the first time we contacted Martin to the time we got home everything was first class. We had a wonderful time at the villa and we had the pool to ourselves, the villa is first class and the details given by Martin on how to get to the villa and the information in the villa were really excellent. As Martin will tell you a car is needed if you want to get around but if you want just to chill out it is ideal just the local shepherd bringing the sheep past to interrupt the silence.
Home from home
We always do our homework on villas and trawled the net for weeks before we found this wonderful villa and we were not disappointed. Firstly the directions the owners gave us from the airport to the villa were spot on. We arrived silly o'clock and the caretaker could not do enough to help us unload the car and take our luggage to the wonderful villa. On entering the villa we could not believe how spacious and clean it was. We woke the next morning to peace and quiet and a very inviting pool. The caretaker greeted us while we were in the pool even though he cannot speak English. All through our stay he was very helpful and always smiling. The villa is absolutely lovely, everything you could want. The local shop has the basic supplies and we found it easy to walk to - the bread is amazing and the locals are very friendly if you make the effort. We finally managed to drag our selfs away from the villa and ventured out. The information pack that the owners supply is brilliant, they have obviously done their home work. We tended to stay in the villa and soak in the atmosphere. If you want a clean, spacious, well maintained villa and pool, and peace and quiet, this is the place. We are so happy we found it, and we are even thinking of going back, that's how good it was. The owners sound really nice and it reflects in the villa. People with children would love this villa as it is very safe and the villa comes with DVDs both for adults and children and inflatables for the pool. When we were there we had the pool to ourselves and there weren't any children. If you book you will not be disappointed, enjoy.
Belek beach is approximately a 20 minute drive and has all facilities including restaurants and water sports.
Antalya is the local International Airport and is approx 30 minutes drive away. Car essential. Car hire details available upon request.
Belek town 15 minutes by car. Serik town 5 minutes by car. Antalya 40 minutes by car. Side 30 minutes by car.
There is a small local mini-market within 2 minute drive. Banking facilities and shops located in Serik, 5 minute drive.